Monday, June 24, 2024

1976 SSPC Terry Crowley

The card, in brief: Nice photo of Crowley, who is best known for his time as an Oriole, but won a World Series ring with the Reds in 1975.

The player, in brief: Terry Crowley was best known as a pinch-hitter, and his 108 pinch-hits are tied for 13th all-time. In a 15-year career, 12 with the Orioles, he played in 865 games and hit .250 with 42 HR and 229 RBI. He won two World Series rings ('70 Orioles and '75 Reds) and pinch-hit 12 times in the postseason, going 3-for-11 with 3 RBI.

Post playing career, in brief: After his retirement he was a coach for the Orioles in the late '80s. He joined the Twins in 1991 and won a World Series ring as a hitting coach. He returned to the Orioles as a hitting coach in 1999, and is still working for the team as a special instructor.

My collection: I have 23 of his cards, from 1970 to 1984. I would be interested in trading for 1972 Topps #628.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty good numbers for mostly being a pinch-hitter.